Healthy Planet Happenings

March 7:
Webster Groves Herb Society Workshop.
Members from the Webster Groves Herb Society offer free demonstrations on the simplicity of home seed propagation, how to make a simple herb infused facial scrub, how to make their famous herbal moth repellant, and more. Participants may take home recipes and samples. 10 am – 2 pm. Beaumont Room. Included with Garden admission. www.mobot.org

Through March 8:
Monsanto Hall Exhibit: Patricia Laspino Orchid Paintings.
Laspino’s 35 year career has been inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world and its power to influence art and culture. Included with Garden admission. Visit www.mobot.org to learn more.

Through March 22:
Orchid Show “Orchids and Their Pollinators”
The annual Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Garden admission plus $5; free for Garden members. Visit www.mobot.org for more information.

March 13 – May 10:
Monsanto Hall Exhibit: International Photography Collaborative: China.
Ten photographers representing St. Louis were invited to China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival. Included with Garden admission. Visit www.mobot.org to learn more.

March 14 & 15:
Mid America Regional Lily Society Sale.
New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to offer plant care advice and share information about their organization. Lily enthusiasts share their knowledge and answer questions. Meeting is open to the general public. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beaumont Room, Ridgway Visitor Center Included with Garden admission. www.marls.org.

March 21:
Great Green Adventures: Spectacular Spring.
Join us as we search for the Garden for the first signs of spring. For children ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Great Green Adventures are held the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. $3 per child.

March 5
STLCC-Meramec Hosts Spring Career Fair
Career and Employment Services at St. Louis Community College-Meramec will host a Spring Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the gymnasium on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road. Ninety employers will be on campus looking to fill full- and part-time positions, as well as offer internship opportunities. Job seekers should arrive between 9:30 a.m. and noon to ensure recruiters will be available. Average attendance at previous career fairs has been more than 300 job seekers. Career and Employment Services will have an online application station so attendees can apply for positions the day of the fair, and tables will be available for attendees to complete hard copy applications. 314-984-7611 or email CES@stlcc.edu. www.stlcc.edu.

March 7
Trailnet Beans Bikes and Brews
Trailnet’s annual kick-off party, Beans, Bikes & Brews, will be held on March 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at a new downtown venue, T-REX on Washington Avenue. For 2015, Trailnet has prepared a season chock full of events and programs to make walking and biking a way of life in St. Louis. With live music, food, drinks, and the unveiling of the 2015 Event Calendar, Beans, Bikes & Brews is a celebration of 2014 and a healthier, more active region in 2015. Trailnet will provide all of the chili, both meat and vegetarian, at this year’s party. Attendees can choose to bring sides, salads, or desserts. Tickets are $5 per person if you bring a dish and $10 per person if you do not bring a dish. The event is free to children and all 2014 Trailnet volunteers. Beer, wine, and soda will be available for a donation (no outside drinks allowed). The new venue is convenient for MetroLink users with the closest stop at the Convention Center. Attendees may also utilize indoor bicycle parking and are encouraged to bring their own locks. Paid street and lot parking is also available nearby. To register, volunteer, and for more information visit trailnet.org/calendar/beans-bikes-brews-2/.

March 10
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine 
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine – Learn how to build your immune system and take charge of your health. If you are suffering from chronic conditions, you’ll learn why you don’t have to live with your “incurable” symptoms anymore. Topics covered include: Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Nutrition, and many more. You should come to this discussion also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. Patient stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

March 11
“The Greenhorns” is a documentary about the triumphs and trials of young people embracing the title ‘farmer’. A panel discussion will follow where you will meet some of our region’s enterprising young farmers, and learn about how you can support the good food and farming movement in Missouri. Wed. March 11th 7:30-9:30 PM. Free. Held at Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143. www.slowfoodstl.org

March 17
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. www.toothbody.com.

March 17
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s topic: Dr. Yu’s Tool Box. As you may know, Holistic Medicine is committed to addressing the Whole Person: Body, Mind and Spirit. Come and learn the special approach Dr. Yu uses to assess the health and well being of his patients. He will share the specific assessment tools and tests he uses to determine how to best treat your needs. Dr. Yu looks at the underlying issues and needs of the complete body, not just a specific diagnosis. Come with your questions and enjoy an evening of enlightenment. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) at 6:30 pm. – 8:00 pm at our healing clinic, Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date, 314-432-7802. For more information, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

March 20-22
Join us for our in-residence retreat on The Work of Byron Katie in Hermann, MO on March 20-22. Byron Katie is a best-selling author who developed The Work, a method of inquiry that helps ease anxiety and depression while healing relationships. Retreat to be led by Bryan Wagner, an amazing teacher and certified facilitator who will help you discover internal blocks to being happy. Cost of $205 includes lodging, meals, and course. Hurry, only five slots remain! Learn more at www.theworkwithbryan.com or by calling 314-772-4325.

March 23
6:30-8:30pm. Join us and discover an optimal health program that will help you to reach your healthy weight goals. Our program has over 30 years of safety and success and is the only health optimization program that comes with a free health coach to help you reach your goals. At this meeting you will also meet others who have lost weight with and kept it off with our program and get all your questions answered. Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call Dr Rebecca Gould 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Meetup/HealingSTL.

March 26
7th Annual Growing Green Celebration
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Third Degree Glass Factory. In its seventh year, the Growing Green celebration will be different, fun, and a retrospect of the people and organizations transforming our community into a healthier, prosperous and environmentally friendly place to live, work, and learn. $65 Early Bird Tickets NOW ON SALE! Last Minute Tickets (& prices) begin March 19, 2015 Ticket include networking, beer & wine, buffet dinner, dessert, and free on-site parking. Help us shine a green spotlight on the achievements of all the Growing Green Award Winners from the past six years and recognize recently certified LEED and ENERGY STAR projects. 2014 winners are invited to share a fun & fast-paced presentation about their work in the past year. Get your tickets now & be a part of this celebration of green building success! For more information, contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway at (314) 577-0854 or visit www.usgbc-mogateway.org/green-awards.

March 28
Sunset Hills Parks & Recreation
Bunny Hop
A 5K Run to raise funds to be put towards park improvements and to help the Lindbergh High School French Club get to France. Check in 7:00 am – 7:50 am, Race begins at 8:00 am. Starting line at the Faith Church parking lot at 13001 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63127. Run / walk route is through Minnie Ha Ha Park. Registration fees $10 – $135 dollars. www.sunset-hills.com/bunnyhop or call Jordan Nichols at 314-842-7265.

March 29
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
More than 70 exhibitors offering healthy and green information, food and drink samples, products, services, giveaways, free health screenings, chair massages, tote bags, Chipotle food cards, drawings, live music, etc. Check out page 5 of this issue for more information and discount admission ticket. Call 314-962-7748.

March 31
7:30-8:30 PM. Are you trying to care for yourself through healthy food choices but you are still not at optimal health, weight and energy levels? Enzymes may be the missing link! Enzymes help you to digest your food and they comprise your entire immune system. Learn about enzymes, the workers of the body and how they maintain the body’s ability to optimize health by facilitation nutritional absorption. Dr. Rebecca Gould DC has been using enzymes in clinical practice for 14 years, she has studied enzyme nutrition extensively and has taught future doctors how to use enzymes with their patients at Logan College. Join Dr. Gould for an evening of information and practical tips that will help you improve your health from the inside out. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 De Mun Avenue in Clayton, 631025. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL.

April 11 & 12
Do you want to reduce stress and anxiety in your life? Learn to meditate! As stress is reduced through meditation, our mind and body function with more effectiveness which can lead to better health, vitality, and happiness! Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. This weekend class will be held April 11 & 12 at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Learn how to enjoy the benefits of meditation! Light refreshments will be served. Contact Shirley Stoll for more information and/or registration. 800-796-1144 or shirlstoll@gmail.com.